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michupp 04-15-2020 01:55 PM

What would you do?
Sold my car 3 hours after it listed. Guy sent me a cashiers check which was good and cleared. Now when he is supposed to arrange a pick up, he claims his daughter was in a serious car accident and wants his money back. I turned down 5 other buyers to sell to this guy because he contacted me first. What should I do?

Harbone 04-16-2020 05:07 AM

How long has it been since the cashiers check cleared?

BigBlockMark 04-16-2020 08:46 AM

Scam. Sent check without coming to look at the car in person? Check will be returned bad within 3 weeks. If you send him your money, you will be scammed. Wait and see. Even if it is not a scam, it is not your problem.Keep your car and relist it. The others that were interested will still be if they are not scammers too. Don't deal with anyone that does not call you after first contact, offers to buy without coming to you, has special circumstances, does not give you a deposit in cash, wants to send extra $$ to you for shipping, will have a shipper to pick up.

michupp 04-16-2020 01:29 PM

Thanks for the info. It was a counterfeit cashiers check and he scammed us for a few thousand. Should I take cash only? Any way to determine counterfeit cash? What is the best way to do this transaction? I have never sold anything online.

michupp 04-16-2020 01:30 PM

Apparently, not long enough.

BigBlockMark 04-17-2020 07:51 AM

I only take cash in person.I have the marking pen that can detect counterfeit bills. If it is a deal where I am sending the item thru UPS, I have the buyer send United States Postal Money Order(s). (The kind you can only get at your post office.) I take the money order to the Post Office and they can determine if it is good. Very few of those money orders have been counterfeited, I am told.

Could you explain in detail how he scammed you of a few thousand if you still have your car? Did you send him money back?

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